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Old 01-21-2015, 07:42 PM   #113
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... got the new electrical architecture.
So, does it mean that the "new architecture" work with the Airstream EOH brakes?
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:45 PM   #114
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So, does it mean that the "new architecture" work with the Airstream EOH brakes?
Yes, as far as we know, it works with all current EOH actuators......equally well, I don't know. If all the brands of actuators had the same electronics, I could be more accurate, but the new architecture does recognize a trailer being present without the resistance of magnet coils.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:59 PM   #115
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Consult with TUSON. They unfortunately disqualify my manual transmission Dodge diesel.

I would want my rig to have an integrated brake system to the greatest extent possible. All TUSON all the time, at present.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:13 PM   #116
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I like my Direclink A LOT. But I haven't had a new gen truck to try the new controller. I pick up one next Monday. I'm going to give it a run and compare to Tuson. (a tough standard to meet, IMO)
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Some individuals above asked if there is anything else they should consider in brake controllers? One thing worth serious consideration would be an "anti sway controller" used with your existing electric brakes. The Tuson unit accepts power from your trailer battery/vehicle charge system and the existing blue wire and then individually controls the left and right brakes during trailer sway events. A sensor internal to the unit detects the direction and sway angle and then applies the brakes at different levels relative to the amount of trailer sway. Since individual brake control is needed to "do an effective job of sway control" you need to separate left and right brakes and connect them individually to the controller. Anyone whom has experienced a sway event likely does not want to experience it again. The unit also performs the same functionality while blue wire braking is applied. Just thought it is something worth considering if you are focused on electric trailer braking.
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...and then individually controls the left and right brakes during trailer sway events ... you need to separate left and right brakes and connect them individually to the controller.
I assume this is only feasible with standard electric drum brakes. Electric over Hydraulic systems don't have separate hydraulic circuits to left and right wheels.
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I assume this is only feasible with standard electric drum brakes. Electric over Hydraulic systems don't have separate hydraulic circuits to left and right wheels.
I think you would have to use the Tuson actuator in order to use the Tuson E/H sway controller. There are 2 hydraulic ports on both their actuator and ABS module.
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Relative to electo-hydraulic, no it is not designed to operate on that system. It will work with most typical brake controllers and electric brakes and does not require a Tuson brake controller. On some brake controllers at the low end of the market may require the installation of a 47 ohm load resistor, 16 watt or more, on the blue wire to ground to work properly. Adding this resistor then disables a sway controller feature where it "disconnects blue wire to cause the brake controller to indicate not connected" when the sway controller detects various faults, like a shorted brake magnet. However, this status is also indicated on an LED that is generally mounted in a rear view mirror visible location on trailer" thus you can still see faults, just won't get "beeped at". To some users that may even be considered a feature. You can get this type of resistor from places like digikey, mouser and such. With controllers like Prodigy and such you will be fine as it uses blue wire interface techniques similar to the Tuson brake controller and thus does not require the resistor. With brake controllers you generally get what you pay for. In the trailer market some of the interfaces are like the "wild west" a product designer can do almost anything they want and some of these controller are thus designed to "only work" with electric brake magnets and thus do some things the "easy way" and thus are not compatible with various "electronic interfaces". Definitely an area where the RV industry should define an "interface standard" to eliminate customer grief in this area. You can contact Tuson if you have any specific controller compatibility questions. Hope this helps.
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C5Don, thanks for this and your other recent posts.
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Does anyone know if DirecLink works with a 2007 Lexus GX470?
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The Tuson gets it's information from the on board diagnostic port in US model trucks and perhaps cars. Not sure if a Lexus has that standard port used here or has a proprietary plug-in for their mechanics.

We purchased the DirecLink NE for future ABS compatibility on the trailer when we convert from standard disc brakes to ABS disc brakes using the Tuson brake pump system.
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Their site lists Toyotas 2008 and up but also sells a cable for 2007 Lexus GX 470s. Lexus uses the standard ODB codes.
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